Kate Ellis in Conversation
Launching her new book: Sex, Lies and Question Time.
In Sex, Lies and Question Time, former MP Kate Ellis explores the good, the bad and the ugly of life as a woman in Australian politics. Seventy-seven years after the first woman entered Australian parliament, female politicians are still the minority. They cop scrutiny over their appearance, their sex lives, their parenting and their portfolios in a way few of their male colleagues do.
Alongside her own experiences from fifteen years in parliament, Kate Ellis reveals a frank and fascinating picture of women across Australian politics, including Julia Gillard, Julie Bishop, Linda Burney, Sussan Ley, Penny Wong, Sarah Hanson-Young and Pauline Hanson. Kate explores issues like sexism, motherhood, appearances, social media, the sisterhood and, of course, sex. But she also celebrates everything Australian female politicians have achieved.
Sex, Lies and Question Time is a powerful call to demand more of our leaders and our institutions. It reminds us we need greater diversity to shape a fairer Australia, where ‘women’s issues’ are everyone’s issues. A better parliament means a better Australia. The stakes are high, and the standards should be too.Books including signed books will be available for purchase on the night.
A book signing will follow the talk.
Please Note: Masks must be worn for the book signing.
Brought to you by Dillons Norwood Bookshop and Norwood Payneham & the Norwood Payneham & St Peters Library Service.
Wednesday 7th April 6.30-8pm (doors open 5.45pm)
Enquiries: Dillons Norwood Bookshop 8331 0946 or Payneham Library 8336 0333